Drawing for Tweens – Dec. PM Session

This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one’s own original works is offered in each session. Materials are provided.

Free to members | $5 per child for non-members.

RSVP

 

Drawing for Tweens – Dec. AM Session

This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one’s own original works is offered in each session. Materials are provided.

Free to members | $5 per child for non-members.

RSVP

 

Drawing in the Galleries

Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection.

For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome.

Free and open to the public. No reservation is necessary.

Art for Lunch: What does Classical art look like?

Thursday, 21 November 2019 | 12:30 PM

Art for Lunch: What does Classical art look like?

Featuring Hérica Valladares (UNC Classics) and Elizabeth Manekin (Ackland Head of University Programs and Academic Projects)

 

Join us for an interview-style talk with the Ackland’s Elizabeth Manekin and UNC Classics professor Hérica Valladares to hear how her class, “Hellenistic Art and Architecture,” uses objects in the Ackland’s collection. Bring a bag lunch–and questions of your own–for this lively, conversational program.

 

Free, RSVP below.

SOLD OUT A Day with Jonah Bokaer Choreography

16 Nov 2019 |10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A Day with Jonah Bokaer Choreography
Free, RSVP requested for performance of Odalisques.

Experience the Ackland Art Museum’s current exhibition She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World through the lens of world-renowned choreographer, dancer, and Carolina Performing Arts/Mellon Foundation Discovery through Iterative Learning (DisTIL) fellow Jonah Bokaer. The day will feature both a durational work in the galleries choreographed by Bokaer and a performance choreographed and danced by the artist. These events are hosted in partnership with Carolina Performing Arts as part of Bokaer’s DisTIL residency:

Jehan Sadat in Three Dimensions
*New Commission*
Durational Performance (Trio), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dancers of Jonah Bokaer Choreography perform a new trio inside the exhibition She Who Tells a Story

        Costume Design | Special Collaboration: Austin Scarlett

Odalisques
Solo by Jonah Bokaer, 4 p.m.

Choreographed and performed by Jonah Bokaer in the Ackland’s ART& space. Seating is limited; RSVP below.

The 4:00 pm solo is sold out. Please email acklandrsvp@unc.edu to be placed on a wait list.

Bokaer’s choreographic work — often performed in museums and/or in response to visual art — frequently draws on his Middle Eastern and American heritage to explore ideas of orientalism in the art world. Inspired by the photography of She Who Tells a Story, Bokaer has organized a day of live choreography in the galleries that allows visitors to examine similar themes in the Ackland’s exhibition, offering an immersive art-viewing and performance experience.

This program has been made possible by the generous support of Austin Scarlett and Smith Freeman. It has also been funded in part by a grant from Arts Everywhere.

RSVP Below!


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jonah Bokaer has cultivated a new form of Choreography merged with Visual Art & Design. American and Middle Eastern, he is among the most widely distributed artists to have emerged since the post-modern era. Jonah Bokaer Choreography has authored 63 original works, produced in 34 nations, 27 of the United States, and 292 cities – including 41 Museum Exhibitions worldwide. Bokaer is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTIL Fellow at Carolina Performing Arts (2018-2020). More info at https://jonahbokaer.net/.

IMAGE: Arabesque (2019), Photography, Digital Software, Graphite, Ink, and Acrylic © Jonah Bokaer


MEDIUM Workshop with Jonah Bokaer

Carolina Performing Arts Mellon DisTIL (Discovery Through Iterative Learning) Fellow, Tunisian-American dancer and choreographer Jonah Bokaer will be on campus next week and is hosting a free workshop for the UNC community. This is a movement-based workshops broadly focused on identity exploration and introducing mind+body awareness into academic spaces.

Date and Time: Friday, November 15th from 3-5 PM
Location: Ackland Art Museum, ART& Space (101 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599)

You are welcome to join for as little or long as you’d like! This workshop is intended to bring each of us an increased awareness of our own mind+body as we progress through academia and continue developing our sense of self.

RSVP: If you are interested in joining, please fill out this RSVP form to confirm your attendance.


More details on the workshop:

Jonah Bokaer and collaborators designed a free series of Workshops for UNC Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members who wish to improve “everyday performance” skills, including physical awareness, public speaking, performance lectures, and “whole self awareness” for Academics, Artists, and Administrators alike. The workshops are free, accessible, and with no prior performance history required.

Built from a project uplifting Middle Eastern and North African identity in the world of the performing arts, M.E.D.I.U.M. will take place over a series of five weeks in the 2019-2020 Academic year, will be hosted by Jonah Bokaer and his collaborator, dancer Hala Shah, at various locations across UNC’s campus. 

To learn more about Bokaer’s DisTIL Fellowship: https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/the-overture/jonah-bokaer-announced-as-mellon-foundation-distil-fellow-for-2018-20/

A secondary component of the free workshops is to enhance diversity in performance and identity exploration at UNC Chapel Hill, within a safe space, open to all racial, ethnic, gender, intellectual, and sexual identities. The workshops were developed over 1 year of dialogue on campus, including several community gatherings at the Center for Middle East Studies, and with experts in Sociology.

The event is designed to be easily accessible, positive — and transformational. Street clothing as-is, and footwear as-is, shall be fine.

Drawing in the Galleries

Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection.

For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome.

Free and open to the public. No reservation is necessary.

Art for Lunch: What is “African” about “African Art”?

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 | 12:20 PM

Art for Lunch: What is “African” about “African Art”?

 

Featuring Amanda Maples (UNC Art History; NCMA) and Elizabeth Manekin (Ackland Head of University Programs and Academic Projects)

Join us for an interview-style talk with the Ackland’s Elizabeth Manekin and the NCMA’s Curator of African Art and UNC Art History professor Amanda Maples to hear how her class, “African Art Survey,” uses objects in the Ackland’s collection. Bring a bag lunch–and questions of your own–for this lively, conversational program.

Free, RSVP below.

 

 

Drawing for Tweens – October AM Session

This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one’s own original works is offered in each session. Materials are provided.

Free to members | $5 per child for non-members.

RSVP

Drawing in the Galleries

Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection.

For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome.

Free and open to the public. No reservation is necessary.